Module overview


When you are caring for someone with a serious illness or condition, recognizing and responding to symptoms and health concerns is a helpful part of supporting them. This module will provide an overview of some common symptoms or concerns that the person might experience.

This module includes the following:

  • A symptom tracker you can download and suggestions for how to use it
  • Information about symptoms, possible causes, questions a healthcare provider may ask, how the symptom might be managed, and suggestions to help

Please note: You do not have to read this module from start to finish, but you can do so if you wish. We suggest that you might choose to read only about symptoms that are relevant to the person you are caring for only. If symptoms change or you wish to read the full module, you can come back at any time. We do suggest however, you read chapter 1 before selecting the symptom(s) or concern(s) you wish to explore.


This module is intended to provide general information only and is not meant to replace the medical advice provided by healthcare providers involved in the person’s care.